Places to Visit in Zambales

Magalawa Island
Just recently, the province of Zambales became more popular because of the issue about the West Philippine Sea arbitration case with China. The long stretch of shoreline, facing the West Philippine Sea, has fine white sand, the water is crystal clear, the ambiance is absolutely refreshing, and more to offer. Having said that, since it is already considered as tourist destinations, beach resorts created variety of water activities like scuba diving. Here are just some of the famous beaches in Zambales:

Places to Visit in Tarlac

Camiling Parish Church
 The province of Tarlac is situated in Central Luzon, surrounded by the provinces of Zambales, Pangasinan, and Nueva Ecija; a 2 to 3 hours travel from Metro Manila. Tarlac is also one of the provinces that hold a huge part in Philippine history. When I visited part of this province, the wide rice fields and mountainous areas are very noticeable. The entire area, even the city, is surrounded by the relaxing green colors. Photo above is the St. Michael The Archangel Parish Church or the Camiling Parish Church.

Old Churches in Bicol - a Must Visit

San Francisco Church in Naga City
Naga City is famous in terms of religious fluvial procession that usually starts and ends to a church. Speaking of which, did you know that Bicol region also has their own historical and heritage churches? Let’s start with the San Francisco Church in Naga City. I wasn’t able to touch or enter this old structure because we literally passed by this church. Good thing that my shutter was quick and was able to capture this gorgeous church. I did a research online and found out that this church was erected in 1578. Same as with the other old church in the Philippines, it was made up of bamboo, wood then reconstructed into a brick in 17th century. The structure that we are seeing today was constructed in 1957, after  the Second World War. Historically speaking, the church’s parish served as the interrogration and persecution site during the Spanish colonization in the Philippines.

Aim For 81 Project

81 Provinces in the Philippines
Aim for 81 is my personal agenda for the next few years. Its main purpose is to Save money to be used for visiting and discovering the hidden treasures that can be found in the 81 Provinces in the Philippines. I totally understand that it will not be as easy as with my previous backpacking but, I will give the entire 2017 for my preparation.

Best Bicolano Delicacies

Best Laing Delicacy
When we visited Caramoan islands in Camarines Sur, Bicol region, tasting their very own and unique delicacies was part of our itinerary. I am not chef or a cook but according to some friends, I have good and active taste buds. So for the first time I will be a food critic. First is the famous Laing. This is a spicy dish with dried taro leaves, siling labuyo, and coconut milk as the main ingredients.There's a linamanam factor and the texture is smooth inside my mouth.